Tag: bicultural

  • El Testimonio: The Latino Memoir

    El Testimonio: The Latino Memoir

    Every once in a while, I do a Spanish podcast on The Writing Bull. This is a little cut of me recording it, in my “studio.” In this film, I talk about my own quest to regain my Salvadoran roots in my life, which I did, an obsession that began in high school and has […]

  • The Uncle Who Kicked My Salvadoran Ass

    The Uncle Who Kicked My Salvadoran Ass

    My great Uncle Paco was a pain in the ass. He had been all his life. In the 1930’s, he had joined with the Communist movement in El Salvador, during the rise of a dictator they called El Brujo, the Warlock. They had planned for an uprising of the poor against the corrupt and bloody […]

  • Escaping the Monolingual Cage of America

    Escaping the Monolingual Cage of America

    According to the above photo, I’d been out drinking the night before. I don’t know what my first Spanish word was, but I do recall an image, ever so slight, of me on the toilet, yelling, “Mamá, I just finished caca-ing!” My mother has assured me that I could say much more than caca, that […]